If you were going to buy a 10" tablet, which would you get?

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    Fellow Nook Color folks-

    I really like my nook color, but would also like a 10" tablet - any recommendations?

    Catherine
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    lots of choice coming up - i've been playing with the google IO limited edition one which will have its consumer counterpart launching soon - the Samsung Galaxy Tab - i really like this one - very sharp screen, lightweight, HC 3.0. It is very snappy, and fast (relative to the nook)

    Now the honeycomb OS on this has some quirks - not all apps i can find with my nook show up on the HC market, and i've encountered one or two FCs. I also played witha Xoom and hands down the samsung wins

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    I agree that the samsung 10.1 tab looks promising. Wish it had a digitized pen, though.
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    How about ASUS Transformer? Any idea how good it is?
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    Honestly, I'm kinda waiting on the Amazon tablet. Rumor has it that it's going to be pretty boss, and quite affordable. I've already started taking overtime and took a contract job on the side so I'm going to be ready for whatever Q4 brings my way.
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    I think it'll be a quality device.

    But I also think it'll be feature lite = in terms of adding your own content via uSD card - USB - content. I think the reason Amazon is willing to sell them cheaper < if they go that route > is the ability to leverage their services as the solution to drive content on your Amazon Tablet. < amazon market - Cloud storage @ monthly storage fee they can annuitize - some future Apple apps to use that data >

    I'm still watching for rollouts before I pick a tablet - but this summer is definitely interesting one for Honeycomb's first step t- chop down the apple tree. Or at least - trim some of it's extra growth to get some of that Sunlight for Android.
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    Im a xoom owner who has been looking for a 7" tab. I prefer Moto products for their superior build quality.
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    No 10" for me....too big to carry in my purse 24 hour a day!Gg
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    I'd wait a little longer. Tablets are finally just starting to come as promised. 6 months from now there should be some good options.
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    Just got my first extra paycheck of the summer. Put that into savings so I don't touch it until I really need a new tablet. At the moment, though, the NookColor is doing just fine as a tablet for me. Still waiting with bated breath for the Q4 announcements.

    Originally I had wanted a NotionInk Adam, but it doesn't seem to live up to any of the hype. Apparently their customer support is top knotch and software updates are making it more awesome, but I can't see myself spending that sort of money for something that's already out of date.
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    Extreme Rhyno,what'sthe Q4 you are talking about? What does" bated breath" means, I never heard that expression even though I ' ve been living in the States for a long time....I ' m from Italy. I noticed you live in Brazil...I doubt they sell the nook there! I apologyze for my nosyness.gloria
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    Q4 is short for 4th Quarter (October/November/December) of the year. I'm not really from Brazil, but as I didn't really know the type of forum before I joined, I faked it. "Bated Breath" is an expression meaning "I'm holding my breath with great hopes" or something similar. Q4 is usually when the really cool stuff comes out so I expect announcements in the next few months as to what 10" tablets are to be expected.
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    I got an Iconia because it looks different, matches or beats other HC3.0 tablets specs, works out of the box unlike Xoom, and was $150 LESS than Xoom.
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    According to Digitimes (Taiwanese tech site), Amazon is poised to launch its tablet August-September timeframe and they are calling 4 million units by end of 2011 - to put this in perspective, Apple shipped 7 million iPad units in Q4 last year
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    I've heard the August/September rumor as well, but I can't imagine it coming so early in the year as we've had zero confirmation or news from Amazon itself. They need to create at least a little hype (although the rumors were enough to get me to collect my monies). I'm planning to get mine first, and later go in on one for my dad for Christmas if it lives up to my expectations. He's been hinting for a few weeks that he wants an iPad, but he really just wants a ten inch reader and an iPad would be overkill for him. I'll probably end up going in on a Kindle DX for him.

    My wife is now looking forward to the Amazon tablet, too, because she is ready to take my NookColor away.
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    I was initially considering Asus Transformer, but Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 looks really good. My only concern is the lack of SD/uSD port. I am less worried about running out of space and more worried about not being able to root this... I haven't looked into this, but, is there a way to put a customized ROM onto a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1? I am aware of the external dongle that enables one to use USB devices, memory cards, etc; can that be used to root this in the future?

    Thanks!
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    With the Kindle 3, Amazon kept mum until a month before its release, so August/September fits with that. In fact, the tablet rumors have seemed very 'leaky' for Amazon. I hope they're true; I love my Kindle and am inclined to take a very close look at an Amazon -branded tablet. I hope it's closer to a 10 inch form factor--I like my NC but in general am not very interested in another 7-inch device.
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    i have the google IO 10.1 tab which is essentially the same as the samsung galaxy 10.1 - and yes my first reaction was 'WTF no SD card?' - but having used it for over a month now, i find that really i don't need an SD card - i can move files back n forth using Dropbox, a rooting solution is already available although i have not used it yet -

    now i believe the kernel is out so likely work is going on for a custom ROM - how to install it remains to be seen

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    Considering the practical issues of handling a 10-inch tablet, I just don't get the attraction. The ones I have checked out in the stores, iPad (1 and 2), Xoom, Playbook, Iconia, Archos 101, all make me very uncomfortable about holding onto them without accidentally touching "active" areas (another reason I hate capacitive screens - too "twitchy")/buttons, so I always felt that they were off balance, and I was in danger of dropping them. I actually held a Xoom up against a netbook right next to it at BestBuy, then "handled" them a bit separately, and the netbook was much less awkward for me.

    Given that physical advantage (for me), and the much greater freedom of setting up a netbook any way I want without all this rooting hassle (I always partition the HD right away, and install Linux for my main OS), the 10-inch form factor just does not "fit" for me.

    I like Android on 5-7 inch devices (the Archos 5 being my ideal size albeit getting long in the tooth with Android 1.6 - thinking about a Dell Streak 5 as a possible replacement if/when the battery melts down).

    To each their own, but I strongly urge a "handling" session for anyone wanting to make the move to a 10-inch tablet to check the physical reality - bigger is not necessarily better.

    YMMV
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